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Bridging the Gap in Minority Education Begins with Opportunity!

The I Promise School (IPS) is a public elementary school located in Akron, Ohio, that is supported by the LeBron James Foundation. IPS provides free breakfast, lunch, and snacks for all students. Bussing is also offered to children who live within two miles, and every child receives a free bike!   The school provides many …

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The State’s First ‘Economic Empowerment’ Cannabis Shop Is Set To Open In Boston

Dorchester native Kobie Evans and his business partner, Kevin Hart, both African American, were recently granted a provisional license to open Boston’s first recreational cannabis shop, in the neighborhood’s Grove Hall area. Pure Oasis, the first marijuana store in Massachusetts to benefit from the Cannabis Control Commission’s (CCC) economic empowerment program, is expected to open …

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“National Black Voter Day”. Here’s what to you need to know

The National Urban League, BET, and more than 50 partner organizations have launched the first National Black Voter Day last Friday, September 18th, 2020. BET held a series of online events throughout the day focusing on voting, civic engagement, economic development, health and education including a town hall, training session, speeches and live performances that …

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Creating Diversity at the TOP Shapes the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Shawn Collins, Executive Director   Shawn Collins, who came on board in 2017 as the first Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, was instrumental to ensure there was diversity at the senior level with a team that reflects the landscape they would oversee. Collins, previously served as Assistant Treasurer and Director of Policy …

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Cassandra Tucker Brodie Talks Entrepreneurship, Camarbre Makeup Launch, and Mentorship

By: Ethnic Online Editorial Team Fashion designer Cassandra Tucker Brodie believes that “the ability to keep trying after many failures is one of the most important traits of a successful entrepreneur.” Cassandra was introduced to fashion and entrepreneurship at the age of six when her mother opened a fabric shop in the small town of …

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